Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters
To most , Robert E. Lee is a beloved tragic figure of a bygone war—remembered by history as stoic and brave but without a true emotional life. Recently, however, historian Elizabeth Brown Pryor uncovered important documents that provide a stunning personal account of Lee’s military ability, his beliefs, and his time. Using dozens of previously unpublished letters as departure points, Pryor sheds new light on every aspect of this complex and contradictory general and questions our own understanding of loyalty and patriotism. This tantalizing glimpse of a legendary hero’s guarded soul will astonish and fascinate not only Civil War buffs, but anyone interested in this nation’s history.
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Review: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private LettersUser Review - Damon Lively - Goodreads
This book is a bit cumbersome to read at times. It starts slow – but picks up quite a bit along the way and then tends to become very interesting. It provides good knowledge beyond just the Civil War ... Read full review
Review: Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private LettersUser Review - Kelley Frye - Goodreads
Good book. Very detailed about Lee's life. I used to have a set theory on Lee but after reading this book about him my opinion of him has changed drastically. I would recommend this book to anyone. Read full review